Anew Summary & Study Guide

Chelsea Fine
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Anew is the first novel in the Archers of Avalon Series by Chelsea Fine. In this novel, Scarlet Jacobs wakes up naked in the woods with amnesia. For two years she struggles to put her life back together. One day, Scarlet meets Gabriel Archer and feels an instant connection to him. Over a series of months, Scarlet learns that she, Gabriel, and his brother Tristan, have known one another for more than five hundred years. Scarlet also learns she is dying. Anew is a new take on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty that leaves the reader eager to learn not only Scarlet’s fate, but that of the two men who love her.

Scarlet Jacobs wakes in the woods with no memory except for her name. Two years later, Scarlet still does not remember her past, but she has made a life for herself in the small Georgia town of Avalon. While attending a local festival with her best friend Heather, Scarlet meets Gabriel Archer. Scarlet feels an instant connection to Gabriel, and soon they are dating. However, questions about Gabriel’s home life make Scarlet wonder if he is lying to her. Scarlet follows Gabriel home one day only to discover he has a twin brother Tristan.

Gabriel and Tristan sit Scarlet down and tell her that she is partially immortal. Five hundred years ago, Scarlet was killed with an arrow to the heart. However, the arrow was covered in immortal blood which causes Scarlet to come back to life each time she dies. When Scarlet begins a new life, she appears the same age at which she died, but she has no memory. Normally when Gabriel tells her the year in which she was born, Scarlet immediately regains her memory. This time, however, she does not.

Scarlet also learns that she is dying. The immortal blood that brings Scarlet back to life each time is also the cause of her death from a broken heart each lifetime. This heart condition worsens whenever she is close to Tristan because it is Tristan’s immortal blood that lives in Scarlet’s heart. This is a difficult situation because Tristan is in love with Scarlet, and she is drawn to him. However, Gabriel has been cursed to love no one but Scarlet.

Tristan, Gabriel, and their friend Nate are searching for the Fountain of Youth, the source of their own immortality in hopes that it will heal Scarlet from the curse. Tristan has lost hope of finding it. He is looking for another way to save Scarlet. Tristan believes that if he finds a way to kill himself, Scarlet will be saved. So, Tristan is searching the world for a weapon capable of killing an immortal. When Scarlet recalls hiding an arrow that could kill someone she loves, Tristan realizes this is the weapon he needs.

Tristan goes into the woods to shoot himself with the arrow. However, Scarlet figures out his plan and runs out to stop him. Scarlet is struck in the heart with the arrow.

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